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Quote of the Day

“I don’t expect you to understand. I mean, how many people go to work and say, literally say, ‘I might die tonight.’ But that’s boxing.” ~BERNARD HOPKINS, a former boxer known as the Executioner. Quotation of the Day for Thursday, November 21, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Stone tools focus picture of ancient Americans

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Stone tools and human DNA from ancient caves in Oregon offer new evidence of how some of the first Americans spread through the continent: Quite apart from the better-known Clovis culture, a separate group occupied the West. Archaeologists said Thursday that using multiple techniques, they …

Spain’s king ousted as WWF honorary president

MADRID (AP) — The World Wildlife Fund’s branch in Spain says it has ousted King Juan Carlos as its honorary president – a title he’d held since 1968 – because the monarch’s recent elephant hunting safari was incompatible with the group’s goal of conserving endangered species. The fund said in …

US tries to balance values, economies in Asia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Obama administration now has a taste of the difficult diplomacy necessary to sharpen the focus of American power on Asia, seeking investment opportunities alongside reforms from rights-abusing governments and working with China while defending U.S. interests. From democratic Mongolia to once-hostile Vietnam and long-isolated …

Art market miracle masks a more mixed picture | Reuters

(Reuters) – One art publication has likened the record-breaking summer sales just ended in London to walking on water, yet auction houses say there is no miracle behind the headline soaring prices that have defied broader economic gloom. Three weeks of sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and smaller rivals wound up …